I just had an infuriating experience at a NEPA office that makes me wonder if people who say they prefer male bosses to female bosses are not just being biased.
So my situation is, no meter at home. Paid for a meter since June but they have refused to give us one so every month its one outrageous arbitrary PHCN bill after the other. Some months it runs into 70,000 or 80,000 and there's nothing you can do about it, and no, the power supply is not great! What this means is that on some months one might have to pay part of the money and carry the balance over to the next month. I learn this is quite a normal procedure and so far this has been fine with the man in charge, provided I pay more than half the amount and the outstanding is not so much. I never knew how tough things could be till I found myself alone in August with all bills on my shoulders, so this part payment has been my recourse on some months. This month the bill (outstanding inclusive) is simply outrageous, the kind that makes me say (rich) Husband, come soon!
I went to the office to pay about half the amount (outstanding inclusive) and when I got home I saw that they'd come to cut my electricity supply. I went back to the office to explain that I'd paid but I was told that there's a new sheriff in town as Mr xxxx has been replaced with Mrs yyyy.
I went to try to reason with Mrs yyyy but she said she's not having any of it, no light until all outstandings are paid. So I tell her we paid for a meter months ago, showed her the receipt and said if we'd been given our meter we wouldn't have to receive such crazy bills and I wouldn't have a problem paying them. She said she don't care, and no amount of begging, pleading or entreaties could soften this woman.
Her subordinates told me I was only wasting my time as Madam would never budge.
As I Left the office I began to wonder if women placed in positions of authority feel they have something to prove and inadvertently or inevitably become cold and bitchy...
Anyways enough of my rant, let's find out what you think; would you rather work under a male boss or a female boss? Reasons please!
(Oh, I know a lot of us are or aspire to be our own bosses, but don't let that stop you from sharing your thoughts).
...Anyone else care to rant about PHCN bills? Plus the bigger issue of why they outrightly refuse to give a tax paying citizen a meter that's been paid for months ago, and thereby get away with charging ridiculous sums and stuffing their coffers...